How to Cook A Southern Breakfast With Grits

Hey Y’all!

In the South, we absolutely love a good ole fashion southern breakfast with grits,  after all it’s the most important meal of the day. Since the weather is cooling down and the days are getting longer,  one must start their day with a balanced breakfast. As southerners we don’t always necessarily eat the cleanest, but we do eat some really delicious meals.

In the post, I have decided to cook a breakfast filled with Southern staples; grits, liver pudding, and delicious, cured bacon.  Keep reading for the step- by- step recipe and the finished Southern Breakfast with grits.

List of Ingredients

As always before we begin to cook any meal, we need a list of ingredients.  How to cook a Southern Breakfast with Grits


-Liver Pudding




-Cured Bacon

What are Grits?

How to cook a Southern Breakfast with Grits.

 If you aren’t familiar with grits they are the breakfast of Southern Champions…lol! Grits, are derived from typically derived from dent corn. Which means that it’s starchy, and it isn’t as sweet as sweet corn. Dent corn is treated and removed from the hull and becomes a hominy grit. Grits are extremely coarse and the longer you cook them they become smoother and creamier.

 Always remember that grits are very minimalistic in their preparation, you only need to season them with butter, salt, and pepper. NOT SUGAR , if you eat sugar in your grits that’s a cardinal Southern sin and you should probably just eat Cream of Wheat.

How to Prepare Southern Breakfast Grits

How to cook grits

The first step in  cooking grits, is boiling water and adding butter. There is a not a set amount  of butter  that is used, but usually a stick and half of will be enough. It generally just depends on the amount of grits that  you’re cooking.

How long does it take for Grits to cook?

How long does it take to cook grits.

It typically does not take grits very long to cook, they will cook for about 15-20 minutes or so. Remember that as your grits are cooking, you need to stir them briskly.

How to cook a southern breakfast with grits

You will want to stir your grits until they come to a thickened consistency. The thicker the grit the better, your grits are almost done. You can cook your grits on low and began to prepare your liver pudding.

What on Earth is Liver Pudding?

What is Liver pudding?

Liver pudding is a quintessential southern staple, it’s not necessarily an acquired taste either you like it or you don’t. My husband and I enjoy liver pudding, but Jennifer won’t even touch it or try it. Liver pudding,   contains pork broth, pork liver, salt, spices, corn and wheat meal.

How to Cook Liver Pudding

How to Cook Liver Pudding

Liver pudding is very easy to cook, you don’t have to do a lot to it. You just add about a teaspoon of oil to your pan, and allow your liver pudding  to cook until it begins to come out of the casing.

How to Cook Liver Pudding

Once your liver pudding is completely out of the casing, it is ready to serve.

Southern Breakfast with Bacon

A southern breakfast with bacon Lastly, no Southern breakfast is complete without fresh and crispy bacon. This particularly bacon is cured, smoked pork belly bacon, straight from the butcher (so it’s the good stuff lol!)

A southern breakfast with bacon The bacon speaks for itself…it’s Bacon People YUM!

Our Complete Southern Breakfast with Grits, Liver Pudding, and Cured Bacon

A Southern Breakfast recipe

Here is your good ole southern breakfast, feel free to add orange juice, coffee,  and if you’re really Southern have some sweet tea.

I hope y’all enjoyed this post, and perhaps if you never had grits you’ll give them a chance.  As always feel free to let me know what you think in the comments section.

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  1. November 7, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    This triggered so many memories from when I lived in Arkansas! Thank you 🙂

    • November 7, 2018 / 2:13 pm

      Awww you’re so welcome! ❤️Thank you for reading and commenting! Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊

  2. November 7, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    I’ve never had grits but ive been told the texture is similar to farina (which i love). I think if im going to have them for the first time, its going to be theses. Looks so good!

    • November 7, 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Hey Candice, thank you so much for reading and commenting! 😊 If you like farina, then you’ll probably like grits. The only difference is that grits are made from corn! I hope you try them and love them! Have a wonderful day! ❤️

  3. November 8, 2018 / 2:08 am

    Wow, I don’t normally like grits but this looks and sounds delicious!

    • November 8, 2018 / 4:08 am

      Thank you so much! 😊 One thing about grits you can’t do too much to them. You just have to add a little butter, salt, and pepper. They’re especially good with a scrambled egg! Thank you again for stopping by and taking the time to read the post! I hope you have an amazing evening! 😊❤️

  4. Keshia
    November 14, 2021 / 8:30 pm

    Where do you guys purchase the liver pudding and do the ship it?

    • November 14, 2021 / 8:40 pm

      Hey Keshia! We purchase our liver pudding from a local meat market called Corbitt’s. I’m not sure if they ship, but I can call them on Tuesday and find out for you because they’re closed on Mondays. 😊

  5. Linda Middleton
    October 19, 2023 / 9:42 pm

    You brought me back to a real southern tradition. I have to order or drive to the neighborhood country store to buy some liver pudding. What a treat. Thank you for the memories.

    • October 20, 2023 / 2:00 am

      Hey Linda! We’re so happy to hear that we could remind you of old memories. It’s the perfect time for grits and liver pudding because the weather is getting a little cooler! I hope you’re able to find some and enjoy it! Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us! I hope you have a wonderful day! 😊

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